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Slidell Mardi Gras Parades 2020

Slidell is the spot for families to catch the best throws and celebrate the Carnival season without all the hustle and bustle. When in Slidell, you're located just 40 minutes north of New Orleans’ French Quarter or the casinos and beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The convenience makes the celebration of kings, queens and beads ever more fun. 

Krewe of Bilge - Mardi GrasKrewe of Bilge

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 12 pm
Boat Parade

This Krewe takes to the waterways of Eden Isles in Slidell, Louisiana tossing beads, cups and other favors to the shoreline. Starts at Marina Café on Harbor Drive; see website for the route.

Krewe of Poseidon

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6 pm
Float Parade

Has 560 members, 28 floats (mostly double-deckers), marching bands and lots of throws. This co-ed krewe was founded in 2015 with a goal of providing the citizens of Slidell and the surrounding areas with an exceptional parade indicative of the traditions and history of New Orleans Mardi Gras. Starts at the intersection of Berkley Street and Spartan Drive, and follows a route northwest to Highway 11, northeast to Hwy 190, and east through town just past the intersection of 190 and Kensington Boulevard.

Krewe of Slidellians

Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 pm
Float Parade

Founded in 1947, the Slidell Women's Civic Club was formed to foster community service in eastern St. Tammany Parish and is open to the community for riders and sponsorships. The Krewe of Slidellians kicks off the Mardi Gras season in Slidell. Parades along Pontchartrain Dr. from Spartan Dr. to Hwy. 11, then along Front St. to Gause Blvd. and ending at Lindberg Drive.

Krewe of Perseus - Mardi GrasMystic Krewe of Perseus

Sunday, Feb. 9 (follows Slidellians)
Float Parade

Founded in 1970, Perseus hosts a thirteen-float parade with riders donning his or her own handmade costume. The Krewe’s 170 members throw hand-decorated plastic crabs, crab beads, slap bracelets, and cups. Route loads up at Fritchie Park and begins at Salmen High School. Immediately follows Slidellians’ parade.

Krewe de Paws of Olde Towne

Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 am
Walking Parade

Slidell’s Krewe for Canines donates any proceeds from its Olde Towne, one-mile marching parade to various local animal-loving non-profit organizations. You and your pup can dress to match the parade theme (to be announced), decorate a wagon, stroller or cart and stock up on the throws! (No chocolate or food, though!)

Mystic Krewe of Titans

Saturday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 pm
Float Parade

This co-ed krewe was established in 2010 by a group of Carnival veterans who wanted to bring the merriment of Mardi Gras to the streets of Slidell in a high-quality, family-oriented, nighttime parade. Starts in Fritchie Park.

Krewe of DionysusKrewe of Dionysus - Mardi Gras Slidell

Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 pm 
Float Parade

The krewe's 250+ members celebrate Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, the god of wine. Parading through the streets of Slidell since 1985, it begins on Spartan Drive at Fritchie Park and travels to Pontchartrain Drive.

Krewe of Selene

Friday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm
Float Parade

An all-women’s night parade. Hand-made, elaborately decorated purses are Selene’s signature throw, and parade-goers can also catch lighted star wands and a variety of specialty beads. Dedicated to community outreach year-round, the Krewe of Selene supports Ladies for Liberty by sending items to troops overseas, a food drive to support Second Harvest Food Bank, and Project Christmas, which helps local families in need.